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Document 22002A0308(01)

Additional Protocol laying down the trade arrangements for certain fish and fishery products to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part

OJ L 66, 8.3.2002, p. 16–17 (ES, DA, DE, EL, EN, FR, IT, NL, PT, FI, SV)

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ELI: http://data.europa.eu/eli/prot/2002/196/oj

22002A0308(01)

Additional Protocol laying down the trade arrangements for certain fish and fishery products to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part

Official Journal L 066 , 08/03/2002 P. 0016 - 0017


Additional Protocol

laying down the trade arrangements for certain fish and fishery products to the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part

THE EUROPEAN COMMUNITY, hereinafter referred to as "the Community",

of the one part, and

THE GOVERNMENT OF THE SLOVAK REPUBLIC,

of the other part,

WHEREAS the Europe Agreement establishing an association between the European Communities and their Member States, of the one part, and the Slovak Republic, of the other part, hereinafter referred to as "the Europe Agreement", was signed in Brussels in October 1993 and entered into force in February 1995,

WHEREAS technical negotiations based on Articles 21(4) and 24 of the Europe Agreement have been carried out and successfully concluded between the Community and the Slovak Republic to agree on reciprocal tariff concessions in the fisheries sector,

WHEREAS the negotiated concessions in the fisheries sector shall affect the bilateral concessions granted under the Europe Agreement, which should, therefore, be amended by means of a Protocol adjusting the trade aspects of that Agreement,

WHEREAS the Community and the Slovak Republic also agreed on an administratively simple procedure for implementing the negotiated tariff concessions as soon as possible on a gradual basis,

HAVE AGREED AS FOLLOWS:

Article 1

From the date of entry into force of this Protocol for fish and fishery products as defined in Article 1 of Council Regulation (EC) No 104/2000, both Parties shall apply full free trade for all the products covered by Annex XV of the Europe Agreement, and other concessions for fish and fishery products if otherwise granted. From the date of entry into force of this Protocol, both Parties shall apply a one third reduction of the tariff duties applied by the Community and the Slovak Republic respectively for all the remaining fish and fishery products.

One year after the date of entry into force of this Protocol, both Parties shall apply a further one third reduction of the tariff duties as they were at the time of the entry into force of this Protocol.

Two years after the date of entry into force of this Protocol, or if commonly agreed earlier, full free trade of all fish and fishery products shall be applied. Any such agreement on earlier application of full free trade of all fish and fishery products shall be implemented in accordance with Article 4.

Article 2

The reductions referred to Article 1 shall be calculated using common mathematical principles taking into account that:

(a) all the figures less than 50 (included) after the decimal point shall be rounded down to the nearest whole number;

(b) all the figures more than 50 after the decimal point shall be rounded up to the nearest whole number;

(c) all the tariffs below 2 % shall automatically be fixed at 0 %.

The parties shall exchange information on those cases where the above principles apply.

Article 3

This Protocol shall enter into force on the first day of the month following the date on which the Parties have notified each other of the completion of the internal procedures necessary for that purpose.

Article 4

This Protocol may be amended by decision of the Association Council.

Hecho en Bruselas, el treinta y uno de enero del dos mil dos./Udfærdiget i Bruxelles den enogtredivte januar to tusind og to./Geschehen zu Brüssel am einunddreißigsten Januar zweitausendundzwei./Έγινε στις Βρυξέλλες, στις τριάντα μία Ιανουαρίου δύο χιλιάδες δύο./Done at Brussels on the thirty-first day of January in the year two thousand and two./Fait à Bruxelles, le trente et un janvier deux mille deux./Fatto a Bruxelles, addì trentuno gennaio duemiladue./Gedaan te Brussel, de eenendertigste januari tweeduizendtwee./Feito em Bruxelas, em trinta e um de Janeiro de dois mil e dois./Tehty Brysselissä kolmantenakymmenentenäensimmäisenä päivänä tammikuuta vuonna kaksituhattakaksi./Som skedde i Bryssel den trettioförsta januari tjugohundratvå./V Bruseli tridsiatehoprvého januára dvetisícdva.

Por la Comunidad Europea/For Det Europæiske Fællesskab/Für die Europäische Gemeinschaft/Για την Ευρωπαϊκή Κοινότητα/For the European Community/Pour la Communauté européenne/Per la Comunità europea/Voor de Europese Gemeenschap/Pela Comunidade Europeia/Euroopan yhteisön puolesta/På Europeiska gemenskapens vägnar

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